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Clay B Summer Session 7

Clay Summer Session 7
August 22-28, 2021
Aisha Harrison
Striking the Balance

Working from personal narrative can be daunting and feel vulnerable, but it is often from that place that we communicate through our work with the most authenticity and awareness. In this workshop we’ll aim to strike a balance between the personal and the metaphorical to produce drawings and maquettes that can be developed into more finished pieces at home. We’ll use a multi-modal approach that includes guided journal writing, a drawing process meant to uncover subconscious thoughts, and sculpting. Students will also learn to use photographs in-the-round to improve the figurative elements of their work. We’ll use mid-range clay and will not be firing. No clay or drawing experience required; all levels. Lower clay studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Evergreen State College (WA), Penland, Baltimore Clayworks (MD), Lux Center for the Arts (NE); residencies: Watershed (ME), Lormina Salter Fellow at Baltimore Clayworks, Women’s Studio Workshop (NY); exhibitions: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (WA), O’Kane Gallery (TX), Santa Fe Clay (NM), Salon Refu/Susan Christian Project Space (WA).

Aisha Harrison, "Ancestor I," clay, graphite embroidery floss, glue, 41 x 27 x 10 inches